RRHX - Michigan Railroad History
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Posted by mikemc
on 1/22/2018, 12:02 pm, in reply to "Re: Caboose
In the 1970s the C&O ended at Remus but according to maps on this website the railroad originally ran to Mecosta, Big Rapids and other points. I think the only customer in Remus at the time was a lumber yard. I remember on our little trip the conductor and engineer apparently didn't get along too well and the conductor reminded us several times that he was in charge and not the engineer. I think the speed limit on these tracks was 10 mph so it took around an hour to reach Blanchard. We asked the conductor if he was sure the engineer would stop to let us off and he assured us that "he'll do any bleeping thing I tell him to do because this my bleeping train".